Partner’s blog

WHAT IS A STEAMFITTER?By Skills Canada

Does a steamfitter fit steam, and if so how does he do it? what kind of a trade is steamfitting?  the general public does not know what a steamfitter does or what his value is in the big scheme of things. steamfitters provide a service that …

SKILLS CANADA NATIONAL COMPETITION 2014 IN TORONTO, JUNE 4-7, 2014By Skills Canada

Skills canada national competition 2014 in toronto, june 4-7, 2014  school group online registration now open! calling all students, teachers, parents and industry supporters! join us at the international center for the 20th skills …

ADVICE FROM A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNER: A TRADE BACKGROUND BRINGS MANY ADVANTAGESBy Skills Canada

By don capotosto, owner of gimco limited. contributed by the mechanical contractors association of ontario (mcao) i started working in the trade of steamfitting/pipefitting as an apprentice in the early 1970’s and eventually worked …

FROM HAIRSTYLING TO CONSTRUCTION, HOW LILIANNE DOBBS FELL INTO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN A TRADEBy Skills Canada

Contributed by pcl construction with a family full of construction professionals, you might think lilianne dobbs was destined for a career in construction. “the truth is i had decided to be a hairdresser at a very early age,” …

SKILLS IN REVIEW: GAIL SMYTH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR SKILLS CANADABy Skills Canada

Ontario looks back at our organization’s beginnings you’ve been with skills canada – ontario (sco) for 16 years. how did you get involved with skills canada ontario? i first became involved with skills canada in 1989 while working …

GETTING TO KNOW DONAVON ELLIOTT, PRESIDENT OF SKILLS/COMPÉTENCES CANADABy Skills Canada

What skilled trade or technology are you best at and how did you learn it? i would say i am best in the electrical field. i took my apprenticeship at a potash mine (potashcorp) in lanigan saskatchewan where i crafted my skills working under …

INTERVIEW WITH BILL RANKIN, APPLICATIONS MANAGER, THOMAS SKINNER & SON LTD.By Skills Canada

Contributed by thomas skinner   what made you decide to pursue a career in the skilled trades? i went into machining immediately after completing my mechanical engineering technology diploma. after spending years in the …

BUILDING CANADA’S FUTURE WORKFORCEBy Skills Canada

Contributed by: the canadian association of petroleum producers (capp) canada’s oil and natural gas industry and the canadian association of petroleum producers (capp) support the federal budget measures announced in february to foster …

SKILLED TRADES SUMMITBy Skills Canada

More than 200 delegates from across the country have already registered for the canadian apprenticeship forum’s skilled trades summit, taking place in ottawa, ontario, on june 1-3. don’t miss your chance to network with these …

WORKPLACE LITERACY AND LEARNING AWARDBy Skills Canada

The dr. alan middleton workplace literacy and learning award, presented by abc life literacy canada, recognizes an individual for their outstanding achievement in workplace literacy and essential skills in the canadian …

ANNOUNCEMENT: MCAO / OPTCBy Skills Canada

Scc is pleased to welcome the mechanical contractors association of ontario/ontario piping trades council as premier sponsor of the 2014 competition!

ANNOUNCEMENT : STUDICABy Skills Canada

Scc is pleased to welcome studica as supporting sponsor at the 2014 competition!